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Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:07 am
by LawrenceCooper
Nominations are invited for the positions detailed below which will be the subject of elections to be held at the Annual General Meeting on 12 October 2013. In each case the intentions of the present incumbents of the positions are also listed:

• President (Roger Edwards, standing for re-election)
• Chief Executive (vacant)
• Non-Executive Chairman (Mike Gunn, not standing for re-election + see below)
• Finance Director (Chris Mattos, standing for re-election)
• Director of Home Chess (Alex Holowczak, standing for re-election)
• Director of International Chess (David Openshaw, standing for re-election)
• Director of Junior Chess (Phil Ehr, standing for re-election)
• Director of Membership and Marketing (David Thomas, standing for re-election)
• Non-Executive Director (Jack Rudd, standing for re-election)
• Non-Executive Director (Sean Hewitt, not standing for re-election)

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/nominati ... more-26409

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:45 am
by Andrew Zigmond
It's good that most directors seem to be standing for re-election after the carnage of last year. This will bring much needed stability to the ECF. I was among those who was very critical of some members of the previous board - I think on the whole the current board have done an excellent job.

It will be a shame to see Sean Hewitt go, unless he's standing down to seek the Chief Executive position.

EDIT - early comment qualified.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:48 am
by LawrenceCooper
Andrew Zigmond wrote: I was among those who was very critical of members of the previous board
Charming :roll:

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:10 am
by Andrew Zigmond
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Andrew Zigmond wrote: I was among those who was very critical of members of the previous board
Charming :roll:
Sorry, I've edited my post to read `some`.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:47 am
by Roger de Coverly
LawrenceCooper wrote: • Non-Executive Chairman (Mike Gunn, not standing for re-election + see below)
The "see below" comment is that the current Board are proposing to abolish the post of Chairman and replace it with a new post of "Commercial Director". Details of the reasoning behind the change and the proposed incumbent(s), who will initially be appointed, rather than elected, have yet to be made public.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:03 am
by Mick Norris
Are there likely to be other candidates for President? Stuart Conquest was mentioned last year

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:06 am
by Roger de Coverly
Mick Norris wrote:Are there likely to be other candidates for President? Stuart Conquest was mentioned last year
There was a strong lobby last year, in votes anyway, in favour of "none of the above" for President.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:29 am
by Phil Neatherway
We've had the best part of a year without a Chief Executive. What has the impact been?

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:39 am
by LawrenceCooper
Phil Neatherway wrote:We've had the best part of a year without a Chief Executive. What has the impact been?
We've had an acting CE but as he is standing down from his other post I suspect that he won't be continuing.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:43 am
by Andrew Zigmond
It is known that somebody did seek the CE position but was rejected by the board. What is not known is who that individual was or why they were rejected.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:02 am
by Matthew Turner
David Welch

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:51 am
by Angus French
Matthew Turner wrote:David Welch
... was one.

Is it not the case that the Board rejected two applications?

On the impact of not having had a CEO: I guess this was felt mostly by Board who were one short in number and in particular by Mike Gunn who stood in as acting CEO.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:55 am
by Roger de Coverly
Angus French wrote: Is it not the case that the Board rejected two applications?
There's gossip to that effect. One of the names was featured in a redacted copy of the minutes, the other has yet to surface. You would think that for a position subject to annual election, that a candidate for the post would try to make their name known to the voting membership, ECF Council in other words.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:14 pm
by Andrew Zigmond
The hot topic this time last year was Roger Edwards' candidacy, particularly after the incumbent President withdrew his nomination. At that time a lot of people whose opinions should be respected declared him unsuitable for the role - it would be interesting to find out whether they still hold that view.

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:14 pm
by Peter D Williams
Afternoon all.

I like to see Malcolm Pein stand as a candidate to become President of the ECF.

Any way time for a nice cup of tea.